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I have been working at CEI full-time (More than 8 years)
Not a stuffy corporate culture. Instead, a fun, family and supportive atmosphere. Everyone is treated like an equal regardless of title. Great opportunity to accelerate your technical skills. Been in the awesome new office for over a year now and it really uplifts the mood and encourages socilization. The clients I work with have all been fantastic.
Advancement opportunities are there but hard to see. Benefits could be a bit better (profit sharing would be nice). It also sometimes feel that Raja is a bit conservative when it comes to taking business risks but he's kept the company profitable since 1992.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CEI in January 2015.
Got an email from a recruiter. He said there is a company wants a django developer, then he said it's comcast, and a lot of developer refuse to do interview with it. I said fine, as long as if I move to PA, they won't do anything related to my home internet. We laughed then he decided to setup an interview with a technical recruiter. So, some Indian guy called me with heavy accent. It says in my resume that I worked for my school while I was undergrad. I did code a whole application for my school. It's 25-30K lines of code, and it's used by my school. I did the back and front ends. It's a massive application. I used backbone, handlebar and used dozen of others libraries. Took me around 3+ years to finish it. It's a whole homework system with automatic grading, and automatic questions generation. It's similar to webassign if you've done any mathematical undergrad course. The interviewer said my project was basically a home work for my class I took while I’m undergrad. At that point, my blood started to boil. He asked some python questions, and I had hard time trying to understand his accent. One of the question what does 'bass' do in python? I said bass? He said yes. I was like wth is bass? Is it something I don't know in python? Perhaps I was learning Python all wrong. Then I just realised he meant pass not bass, but his accent was too heavy to have the right pronunciation Then, he started to ask questions in c++ and .net (yes, you've read that right) I answered the c++ question, and I told him I asked the recruiter about this is a Django position. There is no mention for .net or c# in the job posting. The only thing that was in the job posting is something called groovy and Java, and told the recruiter last time I programmed in Java was 4 years ago. The recruiter said it's not required. So, if you're applying for this Django position, be ready to answer .net questions.
- Trying to understand the interviewer accent. Answer Question
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